3/12/14

Sappy day

Today is our anniversary; Rob’s and mine.  We’ve been together 14 years. 

This is the card he gave me and it is sooooo true.

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We’ve been through a lot together.  You’ve seen me at my best, my worst, & first thing in the morning.  We’ve laughed & kissed & argued and loved and held hands. 

Well, that’s what it said on the outside.  Inside was more personal.

There is no public record of our relationship, except that we are one another’s beneficiaries.  Our only record at home is this quilt that I made for our fifth anniversary.  And, when he wished me happy anniversary this morning, I said “are you sure?  Did you check the quilt?”  And, he said yes and smiled because I always think it’s the 23rd. 

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So, there’s that.  And, I am misty eyed from seeing the picture of it. 

I’ll close with this…and it’s pretty public.

I love you Dear.  Enough to change who I was and be a better person.  There is no greater gift than that.

But, I’ll still take you out to dinner tonight, just you and me.

Lane

20 comments:

Hazel said...

Happy Anniversary

Elizabeth said...

Happy Anniversary! It is good to have days to remember the reasons why we fell in love, because sometimes that gets lost in the every day shuffle. Sticking it out and being on the same team is what it's all about. I hope you two enjoy your dinner tonight.

xo -E

lw said...

Happy Anniversary!

I love the quilt. The next one needs to have one of those genealogical lines and show Sydney as your offspring. Because happiness is loving someone so much it turns into a family.

Anonymous said...

Sooo sweet. Happy Anniversary!
-Kimbersew

Marei said...

Happy Anniversary to you & Rob! Wishing you both many, many more years of happiness together.

Anonymous said...

14 Years, that is a long time! I wish for the both of you only the best. It doesn't have to be recorded, as long as the two of you remember. I hope you will exceed mine and your Dad's 55 years by at least 20 years. lum

Maureen in Portland said...

Congratulations! Many, many more years together for you. And I second the motion that you should have another quilt for Sydney that shows the family tree with her added in. Life is a continuum, and it's good to have it documented (even if some things are not yet recorded!). Happy day to you all.

Kath said...

oh how lovely. How sweet and touching. Thankyou for sharing this special time with us.
How I long for a change in the law, so that you may celebrate your wedding day xx

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day it is! Wishing you both the best that a great relationship has to offer. So sweet.

I am also sorry that legally all you can be is beneficiaries...UGH...to wait for that event to happen to acknowledge your relationship is just WRONG!

Becky said...

Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your special day!

Denise in PA said...

What a lovely post. And, the occasion deserves some sap! Congratulations & Happy Anniversary. You are both very lucky to have found each other. Here's to many, many more happy years together!

Rebecca Grace said...

Happy Anniversary, Rob and Lane! I think that a quilt is a much better "record" of a marriage than a piece of paper from the court house. A quilt is a metaphor for the love, comfort, and care you take of one another every day. Also like marriage, a handmade quilt is imperfect, with some areas reflecting the "for better" and other areas showing "for worse." :-) Here's wishing you many happy anniversaries to come.

Lakegaldonna said...

Sappy Day???
I say Happy Day! It's so nice to care for and have someone care for you. We have sappy/happy days all the time, even after 35 years together.

Sounds like you both enjoyed the day. Thank you so much for sharing with us out in blogland.

Mary said...

I'm misty eyed just reading that. How wonderful that you found each other, and may you enjoy many, many more days together.

Coloradolady said...

Happy Happy Anniversary! You all are inspirations, and I love your family. Wishing you many more years together, each happier than the last!

Andrea said...

What a lovely post - hope your anniversary was a special day x

Tammy said...

All the best to you and Rob. Cherish each other.

cindyquiltsOR said...

Blessed Wishes, always and Forever.

Susan Entwistle said...

Happy Belated Anniversary. May the next 14 years be as wonderful for both of you as the first.

Vesuviusmama said...

Happy belated anniversary to you and Rob!